AquaKlear Aerobic Septic Sytems
AquaKlear is an all in one system that is made from concrete in most cases, with some being fiberglass. They have been in business since 2004 when they first received their NSF certification. The design was meant to be a little different as it has a skimmer for the clarifying area of the system. This is supposed to give a higher quality effluent than the other systems that are similar in design. It is similar in design to the Jet system but uses a different method of aeration. With these system types it doesn’t really matter who you use as far as the manufacturer, what matters is the installer.
The AquaKlear or AK not to be confused with AK INDUSTRYS, the maker of hydro action. Was a new take on the all in one with a skimmer device that was supposed to skim the top of the settling chamber where denitrification produces a soft mat of organic material in most systems. It uses a dual port blower Hiblow model to achieve this using an air lift method to skim the top of the water and put the skimmed materiel back into the aerobic chamber. Well guess what, it doesn’t work. I have never personally seen it work in all the systems I have pumped. The piping comes lose or something happens to the blower and it really is just a hassle. Overall the system is very structurally sound we haven’t seen one that is damaged or in cracked so they are well made systems.
It might very well work for 6 months that NSF is testing it but in the long run it doesn’t. we advise clients to toss that blower when they can’t be rebuilt any longer. And just get an 80-model pump with single outlet. Hiblow HP-80, Fujimac 80r2, a Secoh Jdk-80 or EL-80 will work great. All you have to do is hook it up to the main air line that goes to the aerobic tank of the system, not the line that goes to skimmer.
Other than that, it’s a great system it will do what every other all in one system will do. It’s not a knock on the owners it was a good idea it just
doesn’t work and we have seen quite a bit of them there is another system that uses this feature as well and it doesn’t work either. It was more than likely a, I want a patent to say I have one thing and not a real practical thing to begin with. A lot of that goes on in the industry and its pretty amusing to say the least. I have had guys swear they work and this and that im going off pumping thousands of systems and repairing thousand when I say this. A lot of guys say stuff and they install 8 systems a year we do that in 2 weeks.
Installing theses requires heavy equipment and concrete models require trucks with monorail systems or knuckle boom crane truck. The systems are quite large because of this if they are poly models or fiberglass they should be anchored down so they don’t float.